GIGA Data Centers, LLC (GIGA), a new breed of data center provider creating affordable, hyper-scale performing facilities with unprecedented energy efficiency, announced that company CEO, Jake Ring, has been selected as an executive panel member to render his views on today’s data center market at CAPRE’s 2019 Data Center Cloud & Infrastructure Forecast East event. Titled, “View From the Top For 2019,” the panel will convene on January 31st from 10 am to 10:45 am at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA.
Having recently announced the construction of GIGA’s newest facility located in Mooresville, NC, Mr. Ring brings a unique data center construction perspective to the panel, as his facilities are able to supply 60MW of capacity at 4.1₵ per kWhr and a Power Use Efficiency (PUE) rating of < 1.15—guaranteed. He will be joined by Buddy Rizer, Executive Director – Economic Development, Loudoun County and Eli Scher, Chairman and CEO at New Continuum to give his perspective on what lies ahead for the data center industry in 2019, by addressing questions such as:
- Could the U.S. market see the infusion of new capital in 2019?
- Will supply continue to create demand?
- Will this property type continue to mature in the years ahead? And, how will it evolve?
- What do current C-Suite executives view as the most significant challenge over the next two years?
- How will 2019 play out in terms of leasing, absorption of new product compared to prior years?
According to Mr. Ring, the current data center market is a landscape littered with traditional, raised-floor data centers that use high-cost, low-efficiency designs to support power density that tops out at 7kW per rack. He predicts that “Construction in 2019 will embrace a fundamental mind shift towards a new generation of WindChill™ modular enclosures that bring lower price points to capture the small and mid-sized businesses sitting on the sidelines, waiting for more cost-effective colocation and data center services.”